NYSGA Accepts Nearly 150 Entries for 79th NYS Boys' Junior

June 27, 2021
JAMESVILLE, N.Y. - The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) has accepted a total of 134 entries for the 79th NYS Boys' Junior Championship at Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, N.Y., July 27 - 28.

Related: Championship Home / Full Qualifying Results

To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index, and must be a member of the NYSGA, defined as either (1) belonging to an NYSGA member club or (2) joining the NYSGA as a 2021 NYSGA eClub Member. 
Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, will be conducted at 13 sites around New York from Monday, June 28 to Monday, July 19 at the following venues:
June 28 – Red Hook GC (Mid-Hudson) – 6/3
June 29 – Moon Brook CC (Jamestown) – 2/1
July 1 – Bethpage (Yellow) (Long Island) – 15/7
July 2 – Lakeshore Yacht & CC (Syracuse) – 13/6
July 3 – Watertown GC (Watertown) – 4/2
July 4 – Links at Hiawatha (Binghamton) – 13/6
July 6 – Colonie G&CC (Albany) – 17/7
July 9 – Yahnundasis GC (Utica/Rome) – 9/4
July 10 – Wayne Hills CC (Finger Lakes) – 3/1
July 10 – Malone GC (N. Country) – 3/1
July 11 – Elmira CC (Elmira) – 6/3
July 12 – Sheridan Park GC (Buffalo) – 12/5
July 19 – Mendon GC (Rochester) – 11/5
( ##/## denotes the number of players competing for an allocated number qualifying spots at each site.)
The Seven Oaks Golf Club has hosted the last four NYS Boys' and Girls' Junior Amateur Championships. From 2016-19, this golf course has been home to many exciting junior championships.

The list of 21 golfers who are fully exempt into the 2021 NYS Boys' Junior Amateur (as of June 27):
Tyler Berkman, Jack Berl, Will Braxton, Clarkie Carroll, Andrew Chen, Punn Chittaratlert, Shawn Colella, Seth Conway, Jacob Dantonio, Caleb Decker, Anthony Delisanti, Charlie Fischer, Johnny Gruninger, John Hiller, Tynan Jones, Zachary Locke, Philip Minnehan, Alex Moller, Sam O'Hara, Zachary Ong, Mark Vitels
The number of exempt players into the championship could increase based on the performance of amateurs in other regional championships and tournaments around New York State (see below).
Exemption categories for the championship are as follows:
E1. From the 2019 NYS Boys’ 18U Junior Amateur Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 10th place.
E2. From the 2019 NYS Boys’ 14U Junior Amateur Championship, the 5 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 5th place.
E3. Most recent (as of July 26, 2021) winner of the following regional events:

  • NYS PGA Junior Championship
  • PGA Junior Championship Qualifiers (WNY, CNY, NENY, MET PGA Sections)
  • International Junior Masters 
  • SDGA Junior Classic
  • BDGA Junior Stroke Play Championship
  • RDGA Junior Championship
  • LIGA Junior Championship
  • Met Junior Championship
  • LIGA - TBA
  • WGA - TBA
  • TCGA - TBA

E4. Qualifiers for USGA Championships
E5. Players ranked in the top-1000 of the Rolex American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Rankings
E6. Players ranked in the top-1000 of the Junior Golf Scoreboard
E7. Special exemptions as selected by the NYSGA